Panama means “abundance of fish” and also is known as the “Crossroads of the Americas” due to its strategic position between the North and the South American Continents. Lately Panama has become one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world and is also a great choice for Incentive Programs, Seminars and Conventions.
Panama Travel Directory
“Known as the “crossroads of the World,” Panama is strategically located to be the perfect venue for international conferences, business meetings and incentive programs.
Panama has a long tradition of hospitality. With the advent of tourism as a mainstay of the economy, it is prepared to create legendary experiences for your clients.”
Panama has some of the world’s most beautiful and biodiverse rainforests. As one indicator of biodiversity, Panama has over 950 species of birds, more than the U.S. and Canada combined. Furthermore, all this great nature is very accessible, with some of the best locations just 30 minutes from Panama City.
With two coasts, countless islands and pristine beaches, it ofers full-service resorts with experience in handling large meeting and incentive groups.
No trip to Panama can be complete without visiting the early settlement fortresses and churches established at the beginning of the 16th century: Portobelo, Fort San Lorenzo and the magnifcently preserved ruins of Panama Viejo. And, of course, there is the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering set amidst a spectacular rainforest environment.
Panama also ofers beautiful mountain sanctuaries, historical sites, impressive diving and snorkeling and unique Indian cultures living in the jungle with their culture and rituals still intact.
Top 10 reasons to visit Panama
1. All in one
In this small country, that is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of South Carolina or a bit larger than the Canadian province of New Brunswick, you just need a few days to be able to enjoy to the fullest two different oceans, valleys and mountains, rainforest and jungles, native cultures and a modern metropolis.
2. Panama Canal
We are sure that you are already aware that the Panama Canal is one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. So now things are getting even better, because we are building an extension of the Canal that doubles its actual capacity and will duplicate the income for the country.
Daily income for Canal right now goes from US$8 million to US$12 million, but once the extension is finished and fully operational it will go up to an approximate of US$18 million.
Great hotel chains as JW Marriott, Marriot, Waldorf Astoria, Trump, Westin, Hard Rock, Le Meridien and Intercontinental are already settled here and very soon Hilton and Ritz Carlson will be opening as well.
Panama's main international airport is considered the "Hub of the Americas" and therefore the expansion that we are having because the many airlines that fly to our country, we are building an additional area for the many international flights that we receive in daily basis.
This will allow the number to raise from 8 million passengers per year to 16 million, many of them coming in direct flights from North America, South America, Europe and now Asia. Â Not only that but we also are building another international airport right next to the most beautiful beaches in the Pacific Coast of Panama.
Is it not wonderful for the citizens and tourists here, that by the end of this year we will be able to use a brand new subway, that will ease the traffic and make the city a nice place to be around? Â Being declared within the 3 safest countries in all America is also a great statement about our destination?
6. Convention Centers
The offer of great options for Convention Centers in Panama City, and not only that, now with the opening of big hotels as Westin Playa Bonita and Hard Rock there are options for conventions up to 5000 persons and more.
Also you can save up to US$ 100.000 for a convention of 500 rooms or more, the Government is offering great deals.
7. Night Life and Dining
The new City and the Old City as well as the Causeway (marinas area) you will be able to find dozens of good options to dine around fresh fish from the two oceans and much more! Right on Wednesday the night life, bars and discos start bursting up. Excellent Casino options are also found all over Panama City.
8. Culture Tours
Just to name a few, we have in Panama Cultural tours to the City, Museums (soon opening of Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum , Embera Indigenous Community, Kuna Yala Indigenous Community, Anton Valley.
9. Adventures Activities
Are typically undertaking for the purpose of recreation or excitement, you could fine a great variety of adventures tours like: Hiking National Parks, Canopies/Zipe line, White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking, Caving Tours, Scuba Diving, Surfing, ATV and much more!
10. Golf, Fishing and Spa
There is always a nice clientele who is looking for great Golf venues, so we offer 4 high scale Golf Courses in the City and a few more on the Pacific Ocean Resorts.
We also have great fishing in the lake and also in the Pacific Ocean. And all the resorts that we join forces with also have excellent Spas on site. So, why don't you come and have fun with us???